Introduction to Systems Engineering

Introduction to Systems Engineering

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Course Welcome & Module 1 (Introduction to Systems and System Life Cycle)
    Welcome to 'Introduction to Systems Engineering'! To help you in getting started with this course, we have a course introduction video that will provide you with an overview of the course syllabus.We then begin the course with this introductory module in which...
  • Week 2 - Systems Engineering and its Relevance and Benefits
    In this module, we describe the discipline of systems engineering and outline its relevance and benefits. We introduce what we mean by the ‘systems engineering’ and provide a framework within which we can consider the major processes, activities, and artefacts...
  • Week 3 - Needs and Requirements
    Before we look at the various systems engineering activities in more detail in forthcoming modules, in this module we look at what we mean when we refer to the ‘needs’ and ‘requirements’ for a system. We examine the needs and requirements views developed by bu...
  • Week 4 - Requirements Elicitation and Elaboration
    In this module, we explore requirements engineering and the processes by which requirements are elicited and defined formally through a process called elaboration (which involves derivation and decomposition of lower-level requirements from their parent requir...
  • Week 5 - Conceptual Design
    In this module we examine Conceptual Design, during which we investigate how business needs and requirements and stakeholder needs and requirements are translated into a system-level understanding of the requirements of our system. This understanding will tell...
  • Week 6 - Preliminary and Detailed Design
    In this module we pick up from where we left off at the end of Conceptual Design and we start to make some more detailed design decisions. During preliminary design, we will look at identifying the various subsystems that will need to come together to form our...
  • Week 7 - Construction, Production, and Utilisation
    We now move onto the construction and production of the system based on the detailed design from the previous stage. During construction and production, we look at critical systems engineering activities such as configuration audits and system verification. Th...
  • Week 8 - Systems Engineering Management
    In this final module, we explore some of the key management issues that systems engineering must address in order to maintain balance and control across the systems engineering effort. We look specifically at issues such as verification and validation managem...
  • Week 9 - Final Exam and Information About Further Study
    Having finished the modules, you are now in a position to complete the final exam covering Modules 6 to 9. Before you finish the course we also thought that you may be interested in knowing about the Master of Systems Engineering program offered by UNSW Canber...

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

Dr Mike Ryan
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and IT

Dr Ian Faulconbridge
Industry Fellow
School of Engineering and IT

Editor

UNSW Australia, based in Sydney, was established in 1949 and is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities with more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries. UNSW aspires to provide students with an outstanding educational experience, which both reflects our strong traditions of excellence, innovation and social justice, and builds on our strengths in scientific, technological and professional disciplines.

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